Honoring the Contributions of Iranian Americans to American Society
Irvine, CA - The Iranian
American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) will hold its Orange County Inaugural Gala on the evening of March
3rd, 2007. The Gala, entitled “Honoring the Contributions of Iranian
Americans,” will honor the contributions and recognize the accomplishments
of Iranian Americans in the fields of government service, philanthropy, and
science and technology.
IAPAC will honor Mrs. Goli Ameri, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, for her outstanding contributions to government service. Dr. Fariborz Maseeh, Founder and President of the Massiah Foundation, will be presented an award for excellence in philanthropy. Dr. Firouz Naderi, Associate Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, will receive an award recognizing his excellence in the field of science and technology.
Award winning actress, writer and producer, Mary Apick, will preside as the Master of Ceremony. Distinguished guests include The Honorable Beth Krom, Mayor of Irvine, and other state and local leaders.
The gala will be held at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA, with a reception at 7:00 PM followed by the Gala dinner and ceremony. The evening will provide guests the opportunity to not only visit with our esteemed honorees but also to learn more about the mission and accomplishments of IAPAC.
IAPAC is a registered bipartisan political action committee that contributes to candidates for public office who are attuned to the domestic concerns of the Iranian American community. IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights and immigration, and it encourages Americans of Iranian descent to actively participate in civic affairs.
Over the past three years, IAPAC has: (i) facilitated briefings on Capitol Hill on the issues of civil liberty and immigration as they relate to Iranian American community, (ii) worked with members of the House of Representatives to introduce a resolution declaring the Congress’ condemnation of discrimination against Iranian Americans in any form, (iii) provided direct access for Iranian Americans to their elected representatives by holding a multiplicity of formal and informal events, and (iv) supported candidates for public office who are attuned to the interests of the Iranian American community.
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